Abi is a photographer that has frequently worked for Family Traveller magazine and is a travel fiend packing up her kids and trekking half way around the world at short notice. She took her daughter to Zanzibar and shot these fabulous pics with her and the local children and it inspired her daughter Jemima to think of some way of giving back for their friendship.
Zanzibar is a stunningly beautiful, thriving island with huge tourist appeal, but like many parts of Africa there is a large percentage of children who live below the poverty line. Most families can only afford to feed their children one meal a day and malnutrition is a major problem. 40% of the population are illiterate. Sanitation is poor and access to safe water is a daily struggle.
They visited a local village school and noticed that the largest classroom sat empty, bare and un-utilised. When they asked why they were told that the school lacked funds to concrete the mud floor, put in windows and to make the walls and roof safe.
To run alongside the fashion editorial in this months Hooligans magazine and the images that were taken at Langoni Primary school, Jemima has asked to start a charity in collaboration with Hooligans Magazine to raise funds to make a safe learning environment for these children a reality. The total cost of this project is $1500 USD donate here
In the spirit of giving this festive season, they would like to extend the invitation to help. All funds will go directly to the school to help the project achieve its goal. To make sure the funds reach their destination it will be overseen personally by Abi in collaboration with very reputable Xperience tours Zanzibar.
All photos by Abi Campbell for Hooligans magazine – all rights reserved
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